Student ministry in Spain

Laura Mulligan

3.2.2017 | Global Mission

Laura Mulligan from Ballinderry Presbyterian Church is a language student at Queens’ University Belfast. She has been spending the year 2016/17 in Portugal and Spain, firstly working alongside James and Heather Cochrane in Portugal and now Derek and Jane French in Bilbao, Spain.

In her blog Laura tells us about the plans, opportunities and prayers she has for the coming months.


I arrived in Donostia - San Sebastian on 22nd January to begin my work with Grupos Biblicos Unidos (GBU), an organisation that brings the gospel to university students, in the north of Spain.

My diary is already filling up with exciting events, from a pizza night to discuss evangelism opportunities, to travelling to Germany at Easter for an International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (also known as IFES) conference with the rest of the GBU group.

However, most of my time will be spent mentoring the students and encouraging them through times of fellowship and of study to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.

I will be living in the university halls on campus, giving me plenty of opportunity to witness to the students with my day-to-day life. I am full of anticipation for this next step but at the same time I am nervous about spending so long away from my family. (I officially finish with GBU at the end of July, and will have no other students from Queens to keep me company).

I was thankful for a restful time at home over Christmas, where I was able to relax, catch up with friends and eat my fill of mince pies. I am even more thankful for how God spoke to me during this rest and reminded me of His promise of salvation through a seemingly insignificant baby. Just like the birth of the King of Kings, God uses simple people and situations to bring hope to nations, and I was reminded that even though I may feel useless in Spain, God is always the one who is at work.

I would value your prayers for my student neighbours in the University halls of residence, that I would be a good witness to them through all aspects of my life. Pray too for the university students – strength for those who are already Christians and for seeds to be planted in those who don’t as yet know God.

You can view Laura’s profile and read her previous mission reports here.


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